CGCC Style Guide


Jessica Griffin Conner
Marketing & Communications Coordinator, (541) 506-6039

Danny Dehaze
Executive Director of Infrastructure, (541) 506-6097

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CGCC Brand Identity


The brand guide specifies two fonts, Texta and Nexa Slab. Employees or students making CGCC-themed posts, flyers, or other casual documents can use the two alternate free fonts linked below.
For those making officially-branded merchandise, a small number of font licenses are available. Contact Jessica Griffin Conner or Aaron Churchwell about access to the official fonts.

Open Sans (free substitute for Texta-see Brand Guide above for full instructions): Download  
Zilla Slab (free substitute for Nexa Slab-see Brand Guide above for full instructions): Download

Download Instructions

Use Arial when Open Sans cannot be used (e.g. external PowerPoint presentations)


Primary Color Palette

These are the core colors and will help consumers quickly identify the CGCC brand.

PMS 512c
CMYK:  C: 46  M: 96  Y: 33  K: 13
RGB:  R: 137  G: 42  B: 101
HEX#: 892A65
PMS 7455c
CMYK:  C: 90  M: 73  Y: 0  K: 0
RGB:  R: 46  G: 88  B: 168
HEX#: 2E58A7
PMS 1375c
CMYK:  C: 0  M: 50  Y: 100  K: 0
RGB:  R: 247  G: 148  B: 30
HEX#: F7931D
PMS 7626c
CMYK:  C: 13  M: 93  Y: 100  K: 4
RGB:  R: 205  G: 55  B: 39
HEX#: CC3626
PMS 7488c
CMYK:  C: 56  M: 0  Y: 100  K: 0
RGB:  R: 125  G: 194  B: 66
HEX#: 7DC142
Charcoal (Text)
PMS Black 90%
CMYK:  C: 0  M: 0  Y: 0  K: 90
RGB:  R: 65  G: 64  B: 66
HEX#: 404041

Secondary Color Palette

These are the supporting colors and are complementary to the primary palette. They work well as backgrounds or if an extended palette is needed, but should never replace the primary palette as the core color(s) of a design.

Light Blue
PMS 7682c
CMYK:  C: 64  M: 43  Y: 8  K: 0
RGB:  R: 103  G: 134  B: 184
HEX#: 6785B7
PMS 7661c
CMYK:  C: 49  M: 63  Y: 20  K: 1
RGB:  R: 143  G: 108  B: 149
HEX#: 8E6D96
PMS 1225c
CMYK:  C: 0  M: 22  Y: 83  K: 0
RGB:  R: 255  G: 200  B: 68
HEX#: FFC743
PMS 150c
CMYK:  C: 0  M: 34  Y: 73  K: 0
RGB:  R: 255  G: 178  B: 89
HEX#: FFB259
Moss Green
PMS 575c
CMYK:  C: 62  M: 32  Y: 96  K: 14
RGB:  R: 104  G: 129  B: 60
HEX#: 68803B
Light Gray
PMS Black 35%
CMYK:  C: 0  M: 0  Y: 0  K: 35
RGB:  R: 177  G: 179  B: 182
HEX#: B1B3B5


CGCC onscreen and print logo files are available to employees on the Google shared drive in Marketing. Non-employees who wish to use the logo should email Jessica Griffin Conner, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, at 

Horizontal Logos

The horizontal, color logo is the college's primary logo. Use this logo as a first choice whenever possible.



White on solid field


Stacked Logos

The stacked logo is an alternate that may be used when a horizontal logo does not fit the shape of the document.



White on solid field

Round Logos

The round logo should be used when space is at a premium, or in places where cropping of the image would lead to the college name being obscured. Example: Facebook and other social media "round" profile picture.



White on solid field

Safe zone

The safe zone is the space surrounding the logo, which keeps it apart from any other text or graphics. Keep all other elements outside the logo’s safe zone.


Taglines are all lowercase, italic with a comma and no other punctuation.

building dreams, transforming lives
live here, learn here

Release Form


This is the release form to allow the college to use your artwork, photo, video, or statement. Please download and print, and return the signed copy to Student Services, or scan (photo is fine as long as it is clear) and send to

Writing Styles

CGCC-specific writing styles; request access to the AP Stylebook.

Required Statements

All college documents must contain, at minimum, either the short or long Equal Opportunity Educator (EOE) statement. Some documents also require other statements, as follows. You can download the statements here.

Name: EOE short statement
Usage: This statement must be placed on any college document of two pages or fewer
Statement: Columbia Gorge Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Name: EOE long statement
Usage: This statement must be placed on any college document longer than two pages.
Statement: It is the policy of Columbia Gorge Community College and its Board of Education that there will be no unlawful discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, marital status, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law in any educational programs, activities, or employment.

Name: EOE Contact Information
Usage: This statement, or a link to the information online, must accompany the EOE Long Statement on any document that is classified as a booklet, book, or report. Examples include student/employee/faculty handbooks, college catalog, class schedule, and budget reports.
Statement: Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact:

Mailing Address for All Equal Opportunity Contacts
Columbia Gorge Community College
ATTN: (fill in appropriate name from below)
400 East Scenic Drive
The Dalles, OR 97058

Courtney Judah
Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Office: Rm 2.349 Phone: (541) 506-6151

Civil Rights; Student Programs, Activities, and Services
Gerardo Cifuentes
Vice President of Student Services
Office: Rm 3.223 Phone: (541) 506-6010

Educational Programs; Title II Coordinator
Jarett Gilbert
Vice President of Instructional Services
Office: Rm 2.108 Phone: (541) 506-6030

Title IX Coordinator
Mike Taphouse
Dean of Students
Office: Rm 3.224 Phone: (541) 506-6026

Section 504 Coordinator
Shayna Dahl Student Support Services Coordinator
Office: Rm 3.227 Phone: (541) 506-6046

Name: ADA Statement
Usage: This statement must be placed on any document that advertises or announces a class, college-sponsored activity, or any on-campus or off-campus college-sponsored event (any event or occurrence where accommodations might need to be provided). Additionally, it may and should be placed on any document on which its presence would be useful to those who may require accommodations.
Statement: For accommodations, please contact Shayna Dahl, Student Support Services Coordinator, at (541) 506-6046, 711 relay, or